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Biz Buzz: CdM Albertson’s Converts to Haggen

The Albertson’s supermarket on Coast Highway in Corona del Mar closes its doors for good this Sunday, May 3, at 6 p.m. But don’t worry—the store will reopen on Tuesday afternoon, May 5, under a new name: Haggen. The CdM store is one of the 83 grocery stores that Haggen plans to acquire and convert during the first half of 2015. According to Haggen, once the acquisition is completed, the chain...

Jetpacks May be Banned From Newport Harbor

Water-propelled jetpacks may soon take their final flights over Newport Harbor following a Newport Beach City Council decision this week. A motion to approve an ordinance that would have allowed limited and regulated the jetpacks failed 3-2 during the Tuesday meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon and councilmen Scott Peotter and Tony Petros voted against the ordinance, while Mayor Ed Selich and...
Posted On 01 May 2015



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Preparing for Disaster

Following the 8.3 earthquake in Chile, which prompted tsunami warnings in Newport Beach on Wednesday, the city’s annual informational expo to help residents learn how to prepare for a disaster is especially timely. The 7th Annual Disaster...
Posted On 18 Sep 2015

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its tenth opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of...

OC Supervisor Discusses JWA, ‘Metroplex’

John Wayne Airport and the proposed “Metroplex” were the main topics at this week’s Speak Up Newport meeting featured Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel as the guest speaker. Nearly 150 people crowded into the Community Room at the...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015

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Benefit: OC Museum of Art Serves “Art of Dining” Gala

The Orange County Museum of Art unveiled a tasty masterpiece on May 30 when 350 supporters enjoyed Art of Dining 2015, the museum’s most important fundraiser and one of Orange County’s more sought-after social events. Presented by Louis Vuitton, this year’s black-tie affair...

Ben Carlson Statue Approved for McFadden Square

Nearly a year after Benjamin Carlson, a longtime Newport Beach lifeguard, lost his life while rescuing a swimmer in distress, the Newport Beach city council this week approved a statue honoring Carlson to be placed in McFadden Square near the new lifeguard station that bears his name. It’s been...

Biggest Beach Party of the Year Comes to Newport Dunes June 26 – 28

Get ready for the biggest beach party to be held in Newport Beach this year: Newport Beach Party: A Celebration of Community, held at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort June 26 – 28. The three day event is designed to raise money for a variety of charities, including the Newport Beach Host...



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Curtain Up: ‘Nice Work’ Gets a Raise at Segerstrom Center

Touring in a Broadway show? Nice work if you can get it. A handful of young singer-dancers did get nice work, as evidenced by the popular touring production of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” that comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts March 17 – 22. The show ran on Broadway...

Under Cover: Reading “Rain Reign” Offers Dramatic Delights

Recently, I received requests to spotlight more children’s literature. Since I have a life that keeps me fairly on top of books in this genre, it should be a pretty simple request to indulge. Just as with works written for adults, there are so many good books penned with younger...

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Say Cheese!

Something cheesy is going on in Corona del Mar, but that’s a good thing for those who love fromage. Vin Goat opened its specialty cheese shop on Coast Highway just two months ago, but it’s...

Wonderfully Sweet Treats

For all our readers with a penchant for cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, cakes, and a weakness for all things wonderlicious, news of the latest sweet treat on the street is out: Wonderland Bakery is...

Going Greek

It’s Greek to me. That was my first thought when Stasha and I decided to go to dinner prior to attending the opening night performance of the hit musical Mamma Mia at Segerstrom Center for the...

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Local Schools Place Well in Rose Bowl Regatta

The U.S. Naval Academy topped the college divisions, while San Diego’s Point Loma High School dominated this year’s Rose Bowl Regatta at the Long Beach Sailing Center last weekend. More than 500 sailors, coaches, families and friends descended on Long Beach’s Belmont Pier for the...

Locals Show Well in Orange Bowl Regatta

  More than a dozen local junior sailors spent their Christmas Day on airplanes flying to Miami  for the annual Orange Bowl Regatta.  This is among the top junior events in the country and attracts hundreds of top junior sailors from around the US. Top local sailors finished...

Scrooge is Back in Newport Harbor

Well it happened. The “Republican” city council, with the help of its lone Democrat, instituted a new tax on dock owners in the city. Merry Christmas. Reminds me of the famous Reagan quote about those 11 words that nobody wants to hear: “I am from the government and I am...

Unrelated Deep Thoughts

*  Car Spotting As you have probably noticed, most of the medium sized cars as well as some of the luxury cars look very much alike, with similar bodies. Therefore I’m considering a modest proposal for myself. My next car will be one of those nice looking new Chevrolets or Fords....

The Grinching of Christmas

It’s mid-December, and I had hoped by now that we’d be enjoying a respite from last month’s elections and their political aftermath. Fat chance. Senate Republicans launched this year’s season of good will by torpedoing U.S. ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of...